Toyota’s latest sports car becomes the third model in its global GR portfolio, joining the widely acclaimed GR Supra and GR Yaris.
The all-new Toyota GR 86 has now made its world debut in an online event hosted by Toyota Gazoo Racing and Subaru Corporation.
The new GR 86 stays faithful to the essential ‘fun-to-drive’ characteristics of the original GT86.
The GT86 was launched first in 2012 and went on to amass more than 200,000 sales worldwide.
The all-new Toyota GR 86 is set to be the lightest four-seater coupe in its class, thanks to weight-saving initiatives such as using aluminium for the roof and body panels.
The athletic coupe is powered by a new, lightweight, horizontally opposed, four-cylinder engine.
An increase in displacement to 2.4 litres brings a step-up in performance from the 2.0-litre unit in GT86.
The car’s dimensions are almost identical to its predecessor, allowing new model to maintain a low centre of gravity for agile handling.
Torsional rigidity has been increased by around 50 per cent to deliver even sharper handling and steering.
The incredibly popular GT86’s experience in motorsport competition has supported the development of functioning aerodynamic components for GR 86, such as the front air ducts and side rocker panels.
Features such as these will help the new Toyota GR 86 achieve expected best-in-class handling and stability.
Set to reach UK shores late this year, more details on the all-new GR 86 will be revealed by Toyota soon.
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